By H. David Allick, DDS, PA
February 27, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Want a more beautiful smile?cosmetic dentistry

Your confidence is of the utmost importance, which is why your Rockville, MD, dentists Dr. David Allick and Dr. Ghassan Jacklis can help. Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to boost your self-esteem.

Here are some cosmetic procedures:

Crowns:

Crowns look like caps and are made of porcelain. Your Rockville dentist takes an impression of your teeth and sends them to a lab where custom crowns are made just for you. In the meantime though, you're given a temporary crown. The dental crown reinforces the tooth and allows it to withstand various degrees of pressure, meaning you can enjoy eating without the worry of ruining your tooth.

Here are some other procedures that use dental crowns:

  • Attaching bridges
  • Covering dental implants
  • Covering stained or discolored teeth

Veneers:

Think of veneers as a resurfacing process. Your doctor eliminates the flaws ruining your smile. Veneers are placed on the surface of your teeth.

Here are some examples of what veneers can cover:

  • Dents, grooves, cracks and fractures found on the surface of your teeth that may have been caused by injury, for example.
  • Slight gaps, overcrowdedness, and crooked and misshaped teeth can be fixed. These issues can simply be hereditary, but cause issues with bite and chewing function.
  • Discoloration and stains can be removed to give you a brighter smile. Discoloration could be due to age or other factors like smoking or drinking tea and coffee.

Dental implants:

Dental Implants are state-of-the-art installations that are used to fix gaps in your smile. The process of getting a dental implant is straightforward. your dentist applies local anesthesia to the problem area and removes any remnants of the old tooth, and places a titanium post in the jawbone. The titanium post is biocompatible, so your body is less likely to reject it.

Afterwards, they will surgically seal the area and give you a temporary crown. The titanium post will need to osseointegrate, which takes three to six months. This process simply means the titanium post will fuse with the bone, therefore giving your support and strength.

When the three to six months pass, you will go back to your doctor. They will re-open the area and attach an abutment and a permanent crown that matches the rest of your teeth.

If you have any questions or concerns, call your Rockville, MD, dentist.

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